Adjusting scans to increase protection on your client computers
Symantec Endpoint Protection provides a high level of security by default. You can increase the protection even more. The settings are different for clients that run on Windows computers and clients that run on Mac computers.
If you increase the protection on your client computers, you might impact computer performance.
Table: Adjusting scans to increase protection on Windows computers
Lock scan settings
Some settings are locked by default; you can lock additional settings so that users cannot change the protection on their computers.
Modify settings for administrator-defined scans
You should check or modify the following options:
Set the scan tuning to Best Scan Performance. The setting, however, might affect your client computer performance. Scans run even if the computer is not idle.
Scheduled scan duration
By default, scheduled scans run until the specified time interval expires and then resume when the client computer is idle. You can set the scan duration to Scan until finished.
Use Insight Lookup
Insight Lookup uses the latest definition set from the cloud and information from the Insight reputation database to scan and make decisions about files. You should make sure that Insight Lookup is enabled. Insight Lookup settings are similar to the settings for Download Insight.
Bloodhound locates and isolates the logical regions of a file to detect virus-like behavior. You can change the detection level from Automatic to Aggressive to increase the protection on your computers. The Aggressive setting, however, is likely to produce more false positives.